National Geographic : 1938 Feb
4j IN auonal u(eograpnic society INCALAND GAVE THE WORLD THE "IRISH POTATO" Native to Peru, it was introduced to Europe by the Spaniards. This farmer digs with his wooden foot-plow while his sister wields her hoe and his wife carries home a bag of potatoes. From his shoulder hangs a water gourd. Beyond, terraced farms climb the mountain slopes. Paintings byH.M.Herget IN THAT MONEYLESS EMPIRE ALL TRADE WAS BYBARTER An impasse has beenreached inthis wordless drama ofthemarket place - a scene which isoften duplicated inpresent-day Peru. The prospective buyer has piled upaheap ofpotatoes, butnotenough, and the hard-eyed owner stillclings toherhaunch ofllama meat.